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and the obama administration to do this program correctly. but what i don't hear from anyone is that now we know the president obama is a lame duck. and the fact of the matter is. neil: it worries me. >> it worries me as well about mr. bill de blasio and first of all, i would run oganizations before he went. there's a huge article from "the new york times" today, thing that i'm going to delegate and this is not what you need in the city of new york. when i worked and lived here, these were hands-on type of guys they were not micromanagers by any stretch of imagination and the imagination and they hire the best people that they could then have multiple ideas that were going on, making sure not just on crime, but making government run more efficiently and how to deal with the $2 billion budget gap by david dinkins. all of those things were going on at the same time and my opponent has absolutely no experience, nor does the president. neil: that's just like the media. >> my opponent did everything he could to win and i understand that's the nature of the game. but in the process of doing that, he r
the fix is in. the obama administration sets a deadline to get the obamacare website working again. in our cover story today.... a retailer synonymous with luxury, is accused of racial profiling. plus...we'll hear the analyst who predicts we're headed into a new era of low gas prices. and.... a critical few days ahead for tech. what one trader is seeing in the charts, that he likes. that's all ahead on today's first business! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning! it's monday the 28th of october and i'm bill moller. angela miles is off today. in today's first look: analysts expect the technology run, should run on. the pace was set last week by amazon and microsoft. the baton is passed this week to apple and linkedin. the markets open this morning with a lot of positive energy. the dow starts trading about 120 points from its all time high. a 13 year high for the nasdac and that there is a record high for the s&p 500. for 2 weeks straight, gold closed higher. energy stocks were up friday though they posted a loss for t
what they're doing to motivate them. and why the obama administration says it's so important. >> the obama administration wants young people to sign up for obama care -- >> because of my income as a student. >> so now in an effort to woo healthy young people-- the white house is pushing a new study that shows nearly half of uninsured americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can get health insurance plans for less than 50 bucks a month. >> ultimately you need the young healthy people to be enrolled in order to keep the risk pool balanced and insure that you've got affordable premiums in the long run. >> without young people-- premiums could spike - or worse - too many sick, costly patients would be enrolled and the system could fail. but what's the incentive for a young person to sign up? with a problem plauged website -- signing up online has been a headache-- and for someone who is young and completely healthy. they may not feel the need to get insurance. but president barrack obama thinks otherwise. he made his case in a recent interview on fusion-tv. >> i kind of remember w
grilled on -- obama administration got grilled today. one being the woman who oversaw the rollout of the eric website. for the first -- obama care website. for the first time, we heard someone apologize, but he she said they still don't have answers to one key question. >> marilyn tavenner said it had nothing to do with her failing to reveal enrollment figures. >> so what i can guarantee is we have a system that's working. we're going to improve the speed of that system. >> excuse me. >> yes. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed that we want, and at the success rate that we wanted. >> having blamed the web sites flaws on delays by the main. >> jaymee: t. firm hired to build it, a canadian company called cgi, but in an apparent contra dix, she said me problems caught her off guard. >> the problems in the the first week, we attributed to volume. >> how about before october 1st. any sense at all there were going to be problems with the website? >> no, there are always going to be issues wait new website, wha
. >> contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sabilas first learned of the problems and who did she tell. >> susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> she continue to resist the calls for her to resign. >>> new details are being released about last weekend's double murder/suicide. the police department said 37-year-old christopher robinson did not use his service weapon in that shooting. robinson killed city firefighter andrew hoffman and marie heartman before taking his life. robinson was unable to get over his breaking up with heartman who moved on. >>> this week marks one year since the devastation of super storm sandy. today hundreds of homes are still waiting to rebuilt. many businesses remain closed. some progress is being made. mike schuh is live with more. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. for most of us super storm sandy is just a memory of a wet couple of days. there are many people all along the east coast who are still living it every day. >> a bonfire in sea bright,
. good morning. >> good morning and happy friday. >> indeed. a month ago today the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn
:30. coming up - the accusations that some abandoned at a bay areathen. the obama administration is facing serious problems on two different fronts. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? >> now at 5:30. the owners of a nursing home in castro valley, say they'll fight to re-open. a criminal investigation continues into how a dozen patients were abandoned by their caregivers. for several days. those residents - some of them bedridden or in wheelchairs - are safe tonight.either with family or at local hospitals after being evacuated saturday. kron4's maureen kelly says the facility where they were living has a long history of problems. >> reporter: yellow crime scene tape still blocks the driveway at the valley manor community care home.the residential care home was in the process of being shut down by the state.the operators.hermin
to the israeli strike. tennessee's bob corker said the obama administration broke its promise. >> do you feel good with our country is going for the opposition right now? >> there isn't a person on my team who doesn't feel frustrated frustrated by it. >> ford said they were anguished. he argued the u.s. is helping and pointed to a group of ten toyota pickup trucks to the rebels. senator john mccain -- >> trucks truck loads as planeloads and planeloads arrive. we're proud we gave them trucks. >> a human rights group reported thursday that the death toll reach 120,000 people. >> can i say that our efforts to creates a political solution or to contain the civil war are a success? no. >> secretary kerry travels there next week. is h going to try. >> speaking of that what is he saying to our allies about nsa spying? >> well secretary kerry spoke to london audience yesterday via teleconference and said listen surveillance has gone too far and blamed tech knoll igy for being on auto pilot. he said hello and the senator discovered the spying after the attack. kerry, of course, i
. happy friday. >> one month ago the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know exactly how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news' sharyl attkisson repo reports. jan crawford report reports. good morning. >> that number shot up to 248. again, that's across the country. now, this time last month i was in a clinic in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one, all these people so excited to sign up. but at that clinic they weren't able to sign up a single person. a month ago the promise of obama care for many was about to be reality. >> this really means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> but the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who had signed up. the "washington post" illustrated the illusive enroll lee as an imaginary unicorn. the white house went from disputing there was a problem to full damage control, even giving reporters names of people enrolled. in fact, that's how we found paul in salt lake city.
the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes
rate we wanted. >> reporter: contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sebelius first learned of the problems and who did she tell. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> president obama will visit boston today to promote and defend the healthcare reform of program. >>> it is 4:49. the white house says it is not reviewing the program that monitored four leaders including german chancellor angela merkel. yesterday, national intelligence director james clapper told the house intelligence committee the u.s. has been spying on our allies now for years. >> it's one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 that this is a permanent al given in the intel -- fundamental given in the intelligence business is leadership level at any level including military leaders. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise. >> absolutely. >> despite criti
. industry experts say for everyone, the best get to c >> thanks, janet. the obama administration is thinking seriously this morning about ending surveillance programs. . . . leaders. the a allies are said they'y're fufurious the national secu >> sources tell "the los angeles times" that the obama white house did approve many of those oppositions. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> good morning, norah, and to charlie. european lawmakers tell us they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa and want to know what was done with it. they'll hold meetings at the white house and the state department today. but some of these questions are going to be hard to answer as we just begin to realize how far the surveillance program reaches. >> reporter: president obama said there should be additional constrains on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity to continue to develop and expand, and that's why i'm initiating now a review t
allegations of nsa spying on euro allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. cristina mutchler has more on the latest u-s spy scandal. >> u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european area. they seek answers on the latest allegations of spying. there reported that the in as a monitor calls of 35 l. they have a document of a in as a leader and workefrom a nsa leakd snowden. the surveillance one of for over a decade in one newspaper reported that president obama was aware of it in 2010 and allowed it to continue. others have stated that the president knew nothing of this. >> much of this is a discarded. >> but this has not stopped serious fallout. they made an angry phone call to the president and that it has shaken their confidence with the united states. germany was in their own intelligence officials to washington looking for explanations. it remains to be seeing a pfennig in washington says will quieted their anchor. >> their anchorger. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. a drive-by shooting at a halloween party in sacramento least one person dead and as many
with quality coverage. >> the obama administration insists the website will be fully functioning by december. in washington, susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the chairman said he plans to ask secretary sebelius back in early december to testify about the progress that's been made with healthcare.gov. >>> new details are emerging in the sky spying scandal. they say the tsa nsa listened on the vaticans phone calls. the vatican released a statement saying it's not concerned. several european allies have expressed out rage after reports that the nsa has been spying on leaders for years and years. >>> lawmakers are saying many of the security personnel stations inside the nation's federal buildings outside of washington dc needs crucial training. wjz and mike schuh with live with this story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. a watchdog group says that federal facilities are poorly protected and now congress is getting involved. >> security at federal facilities across the country is under the microscope in the wake of recent deadly violence. >> our hope is our bill represent
will qualify for subsidies to offset the cost of new plans. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the obama administration wants to sign up 7 million people by march the 1st. >>> the days of turning off your electronic devices for take off and landings on an airplane may be over. the federal aviation administration is changing its policy. passengers will be able to go gate to gate using devices. phone calls won't be allowed, neither is surfing the web or sending e-mail unless you're using the plane's wi-fi connection. it's unclear how many airlines will follow this rule in time for the holiday season. >>> a city man dies in police custody and now his family is suing the department. mike schuh is live outside city police head quarters. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. it has been over a year since anthony anderson died. some of his family members witnessed police's attempt to take him into custody and they are say anything a lawsuit they crossed the line. >> read this multimillion dollar lawsuit and it contends that 46-year-old anthony anderson died from police brutality. we sp
the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white house has to answer to no one. >> the president should stop apologizing. the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives in the united states and france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: the nsa ended the eavesdropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer. >> and more damaging could be coming. greenwald who first reported that snowden had the documents says that the newspaper will publish new revelations this week. >>> more problems for healthcare.gov this weekend. enrollment went down completely yesterday. the problems have angered many in congress. senator is calling for a one- year delay of the mandate that requires all americans have health insurance by march 31st of next year o
about when the obama administration was warned about potential problems with the healthcare website. nancy cortes is on capitol hill where health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing congress right now. plus do you remember last month when we introduced you to the soldier who made it his mission to rescue the afghan translator who saved his life. we were there last night when that interpreter arrived in the u.s. and, boy, is this a great story? look at this. they were reunited last night at the airport. it's my favorite story of the newscast today. and trouble with the trendiest condiment. the new plant that has neighbors fired up. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. it's a seracha plant. what is it? somebody said it was a sausage. it's wrong. >> they are wrong. you have to try it. >> have some water nearby. all right. have a good day. >> they are laughing in new york. >>> okay, thanks. have a great show. 6:52. game 6 world series in boston at fenway. why getting to boston turned into a very long journey for the cardinals. we'll tell you. >>
. another headache for the obama administration. then i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >>: that's maryland taverner the person responsible for the launch of the obama care website. she faced a barrage of questions but mostly she stuck to the script. >>: we will have those numbers available in mid november. >>: some lawmakers even got heated with each other. >>: are you really serious? you have eight legitimate alternative. we've gone through 44 votes. >>: but i was just a pregame even to what is coming creek health and human service secretary kathryn sibelius testified before a different committee. she now face similar question in the sunset it will be just another opportunity for political posturing. >>: some of that will be legitimate points of view questions being asked but there'll be a lot of political theater there to greet and some of the criticism i just don't take that seriously. but many argue the criticism is warranted. i'm end pain and reporting. >>anny: president obama may have promised americans they can keep their insuranc
causes and costs of the fiasco. all right. first, tonight, we now know that the obama administration is muzzling insurance companies, telling them to keep quiet about all the canceled
. >> this is coming possibly in response to the massive problems with the healthcare.gov website. the obama administration will now allow individuals extra time to sign up for those insurance plans. ko im is live in southwest d.c. at the department of health and human services with more on the story. how much extra time do people have now, ko? >> reporter: good morning to you. that extra time being six weeks. originally you had to sign up till february 15. now you have till the end of man according to the folks at the department of health and human services. you may have tied to be the early bird and tried to sign up onlive when the website healthcare.gov launched on october 1 but you ran into some issues. now they're being told those problems, the glitches will be fixed by the end of november, that the website should be running smoothly by then. there's reportedly a list of dozens of fbis but the law and the site are both under scrutiny. here's what white house press secretary jay carney had to say. >> we have acknowledged that health care.gov has not performed adequately. and the presiden
their policies canceled and that the obama administration has known about that for three years. according to nbc news up to 14 million people who buy their health insurance individually will receive a cancellation letter in the next year because the current policies don't meet the standards laid out by the new law. the white house told nbc that people whose policies will be canceled will in most cases be automatically shifted to plans with better protections. >>> and peter lee, the director of california's health insurance exchange, says he will not reveal how many californians have enrolled in the covered healthcare plan until mid-november. but he says once the figures are posted, they will be very detailed, broken down by city, age of enrollees and which kind of plans they've selected. >>> 7:10. the defensive coordinate for the oakland raiders has apologized for the obscene gesture he made on the field in sunday's game against the steelers. now, he made that gesture twice while protesting a referee's call in the third quarter of the raiders' 21-18 win over the steelers. there it is. he says he
into the little muscles that all the people in the obama administration were using to deal with this. they were so afraid that republicans were trying to defund it they created this broke system of trying to work this out and that that created the problem. >> is the sort of overall idea of sinking in that it doesn't work for all of these reasons? >> absolutely. and it's not just that the website, the manifestation, that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them, getting information to the insurance companies, and those are structural flaws predicted. >> and the consequences of that? >> people are not signing up, which then leads of course if it continues into a month from now if this is still the problem then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can survive as a piece of policy. >> that's my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his age
different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance is over and will never happen again.
of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance is over and will never happen again. she's angered by the u.s. they like to maintain at le
the obama administration would like, what you will see is a more patient oriented system. you are already seeing illegal immigrants when they go to a clinic in l.a. and other places, they pay cash. starting to see what you referred to. you go in and you pay, you get somebody to walk you through the system. you make your own choices. upper income, lower income with what is happening in obamacare, millions of middle income people will say we want out, we want to be in control. a whole new system will emerge the exact opposite of what the president wanted. connell: the long-term bet is the new enrollees in obamacare and satisfaction with the program will outweigh the people who are upset with it. i would assume, that is their long-term view this will seem like a distant memory at some point. >> you have online insurance now, private exchanges. these things work because if you don't, you go out of business unlike the government where you get more money and the more you fail. the idea people will be satisfied, you trust your medical records by government agencies. you want to be able to nowher
do not trust the obama administration but any government. >> the present administration is easy to mistrust. who would trust my cousin janet the polish town know who is gone now. i'm only kidding. we are not related. but this is the type of affirmation that government will abuse. it is the nature of government to want more and more in formation. what kind of spies would spy on their own president? monitor wherever anybody goes? the bureaucrats in new jersey monitoring every place that he goes because even his car -- and i'm not picking on him, but this is an example, even his car will be monitored. stuart: all over again. plenty to worry about. >> the net job, the doctor from california is extremely troublesome. i bet your cross examination was very professional. stuart: you want to round it out like that. >> of a bit of flattery. [laughter] stuart: the dow just turned positive. microsoft into positive territory. thank you. not bad at all. check this out. sunken treasure, gold and silver bars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. live. i want to know who gets the money. it's n
with the troubled obama care website. cbs muze confirms the top contractor sent the obama administration sent a memo three weeks warning the site had not been tested. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is testifying in front of the hearing. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie off the bat, sebelius apologized for the faulty website down again last night and this morning. she says contractors were to blame for the problems but also said as secretary of health and human services she is the main person accountability. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to americans you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> marilyn taverner claimed the website appeared to be ready to go right before the launch date. >> how about before october 1st was there a sense there was going to be problems with the website? >> no. there are always go
in the obama administration were using to deal with this? they were so afraid republicans were trying to defund it they created this baroque system of trying to work this out and that created the problems. >> but is the sort of overall idea sneaking in that it doesn't work for all these reasons? >> oh, absolutely. and it's not just the website. the manifestation. that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them, getting information to the insurance company, and those were structural flawed predicted. >> the consequences of that? >> the consequences are people are not signing up which then of course if it continues a month from now and it's still a problem, then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can even survive as politics. >> my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda, and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his agenda? >> well, you know some pe
for everyone, the best get to call your insurance companies to get information. >>> the obama administration is thinking seriously this morning about ending surveillance programs that eavesdrops from dozens of foreign leaders. the allies are said they're furious the national security agency monitored their phone calls. >> and intelligence sources tell the "los angeles times" that the white house did approve many of those operations. margaret brennan, good morning. >> did morning. they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa. they want to know what was done with it. they'll have meetings at the white house and the state department today. a lot of these questions will be one answered. president obama said there should be additional constraints on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've over the past few year their compat capacities continue to develop and expand. that's why i'm issuing a national review to what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not
and insurance is being canceled because of obama care. >> the administration did formally extend an enrollment deadline by about six weeks yesterday. something we knew would happen last week. republicans are talking about another pressing issue. whether all of that information is safely concealed from prying eyes. >> thank you, doug. last knightsen tonight -- last tore rarand paul the thing abou care is the chief justices who decided the case aren't going to have to live under it. they will get special healthcare they won't have to live under obama care and i think that's wrong. >> despite is being a challenge the american people will support it. >> last week we told you the story of the obama care operator who was fired from her job after she spoke to sean hannity. not only did he give her a year's salary of 26,000 dollars he also said he would help her find a new job. you had an interview today, give us the good news? >> i got the job. i am excited. i get vacation time, bonuses. not too far for my kids as well. >> it's a better -- it's better all of the way around for you. in other words, yo
in the obama administration were using to deal with this. they were so afraid that republicans were trying to defund it they created this broke system of trying to work this out and that that created the problem. >> is the sort of overall idea of sinking in that it doesn't work for all of these reasons? >> absolutely. and it's not just that the website, the manifestation, that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them getting information to the insurance companies, and those are structural flaws predicted. >> and the consequences of that? >> people are not signing up which then leads of course if it continues into a month from now if this is still the problem then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can survive as a piece of policy. >> that's my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his agenda? >> well,
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administration under presidents bush and obama, who spoke to nbc michael isikoff, before the crippled site debuted some within the obama administration questioned the adequacy of its privacy protection. >> there were shortcuts taken on the quality of the information technology and they decided simply to ignore the privacy rights of americans. >> reporter: healthcare.gov privacy policy says personal data like social security numbers and financial information can be shared with local governments, private contractors, even the department of homeland security. >> we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> reporter: accepting full responsibility for the rocky rollout, president obama directly addressed the millions of americans getting health insurance cancellation letters, urging them to shop for a new plan. >> you will be getting a better deal. >> reporter: and vice president joe biden told cnn both he and the president had been assured that website was good to go. >> neither he or i are technology geeks and we assume that it was up and ready to run. >> report
obtained a new report showing the obama administration knew about problems with the health care website weeks before its launch, as cat l kathleen s heads to capitol hill toy for what's expected to be a contentious hearing. can she keep her job? >>> her hero. for the first time, the wife of a nevada teacher who was killed during that tragic school shooting speaks out. >> he has told everyone that everyone he loves and cared about, he would lay down his life for them, and that's exactly what he did that day. >> this morning, her surprising message to the gunman's family. >>> and show-steelers. the ohio state marching band's performances has the whole country talking. the story behind their amazing moves today, wednesday, october 30th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside al roker and natalie morales. savannah is out in los angeles this morning after what she told me to describe as a triumphant app
overnight. applications won't be available from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. eastern time. the obama administration wants to get the kinks worked out by the end of the month. >> we do have a warning about a sophisticated phone scam. here's how it works. scammers impersonate irs workers calling taxpayers telling them they owe money. they say it must be paid promptly with a wire transfer or preloaded debit card. they spoof the agency's phone number so it appears on your caller id and may have part of your social security number. the irs will never require a prepaid debit card or wire transfer or ask for your credit card number over the phone. >> if you're planning to fly somewhere this holiday season, book your flights now because tickets are taking off. an average ticket for a domestic flight up. airfare around the holidays will jump higher. book now before it's too late. >>> 20,000 blenders are being recalled this morning because part of the mixing blade with break off of the blenders while they're in use. they were sold online and nationwide for $130. go to the website for more information. >>> it
president obama and the administration promised people if they liked their plans, they could keep them. this is what mike thompson from the bay area talks about. more at 8:15. back to you. >> thank you. >>> more trouble for the healthcare.gov website last night. maintenance kept customers from submitting applications. verizon one of the contractors working on the website says government officials asked government officials to provide them extra computing and storage facility. the website appears to be back up and running this morning. >>> later on today, president obama flies to boston and calling for patience with the rollout of the affordable care act. he will talk about the problems massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform which is now very popular. >>> the government released how much social security will increase next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. this makes it one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted back in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the governm
headline. every time there's a problem in the administration obama is unaware. >> he's mad that he didn't know. >> he's mad about obama care. >> he's mad about -- >> that we were spying. >> mad about the irs scandal. mad about benghazi. >> if you're obama, what is the answer on the merkel phone? >> what are you supposed to say? >> our bad. >> are you supposed to say our bad? >> personally to her you say our bad. >> the germans are furious, truly furious. >> by the way, since we did find out -- since he did find out about this they canceled some of them but not all. >> right. that's the funny thing in that story. >> now and in the future. >> we're not doing merkel but we won't say -- >> we did it in the past. no question. >> the germans don't do it. >> the germans don't do it. they say they don't do it. >> when you're in international espionage a lot of this stuff goes on that nobody says they do. >> be a big boy and say, you know what, life is what it is. chinese do it, germans do it, french do it, we all do it. >> there's outrage. it's an important ally. >> the germans -- >> the french
british report that said president obama had been told three years ago that the nsa was eavesdropping on merkel's cell phone, but that is the only clear denial so far as the administration is now scrambling to answer angry allies without knowing just what edward snowden will leak next. matt. >> andrea mitchell. thank you very much. >>> get some perspective from robert goetz. he is an nbc news political analyst. robert, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. how are you? >> as somebody who used to live and breathe these kinds of crises, what are we talking here? do you consider this to be a much damage has been done? >> well, look, i think clearly damage has been done. i think we have to evaluate whether the costs of the method of gathering some intelligence greatly exceeds the benefit of that intelligence, particularly when we're listening into apparently some of our very closest allies. >> it seems that the feeling from the white house so far up until this point has been, look, we all know, wink, wink, everyone does it. everybody spies on each other. this seems to go above a
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